Barry Wyner, Richard Maltby, Jr. and Peter Mills
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Barry Wyner, Richard Maltby, Jr. and Peter Mills
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The 2010 Kleban Awards were presented on June 21 at a private ceremony at ASCAP. Peter Mills received the Kleban Foundation's annual prize for most promising musical theater lyricist, while Barry Wyner won the award for the most promising musical theater librettist. The awards each carry a cash prize of $100,000, payable over two years.

The event was hosted by Tony Award-winning composer-lyricist Maury Yeston, who serves on the Kleban Foundation Board of Directors along with Sheldon Harnick, Richard Maltby, Jr., Alan J. Stein, and John Weidman.

Mills' credits include music and lyrics for Golden Boy Of The Blue Ridge, The Pursuit of Persephone, Illyria, The Alchemists, The Rockae, Honor and The Taxi Cabaret. Wyner's credits include the book, music and lyrics for Calvin Berger.

For more information, visit www.newdramatists.org/kleban_award.htm.

Maury Yeston
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Maury Yeston
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Sheldon Harnick
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Sheldon Harnick
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